Nigeria Olympic Committee mourns The Guardian photo editor, Adebesin-Kuti

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Femi Adebesin-Kuti

The President and members of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games Movement in Nigeria has commiserated with The Guardian Newspapers at Rutam House over the demise of its Photo Editor, Femi Adebesin Kuti, 57, who died in the early hours of  January 6.

He passed at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta during a brief ill-health. He was a foremost photo journalist in sports. He covered two editions of the World Cup in South Africa 2010 and Russia 2018.

According to a statement signed by the Nigeria Olympic Committee Public Relations Officer, Tony Nezianya, “Kuti was a committed journalist, who used his expertise in photojournalism to promote sports and the activities of the Movement.

“During his lifetime, he covered many international notable Games including the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester England, the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, the Africa Games in Abuja 2003 as well as that of Algiers, Algeria in 2007.

“May the Almighty Allah accept his soul”, the statement concluded.  

The late Kuti was buried in Abeokuta, South West Nigeria on Friday according to his Islamic religious rites.

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